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9 Easy to Grow Vegetables for the First Time Gardener

9 Easy to Grow Vegetables for the First Time Gardener

When you think of a vegetable garden, you probably think of tomatoes. I would say tomatoes are the number one most popular garden vegetable to grow in the home garden. I’m sure it’s because home grown tomatoes are so vastly better than store bought. But tomatoes can be finicky and difficult to grow. What are the easy to grow vegetable favorites for beginners?

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Essential Garden Tools

Essential Garden Tools

Is there a garden chore you just hate? What is the best way to get through it? For me, it’s having the right garden tools for the right job! I know I could not live without my knee pad and my gloves. I have super nice gloves that fit well and are sturdy. That would be the number one thing I would recommend getting the best you can afford. You get what you pay for. 

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How Long Will Seeds Last in Storage?

How Long Will Seeds Last in Storage?

I don’t know how many times someone has asked me how long seeds last in storage. It’s a good question. I know seeds of grain have been discovered in ancient tombs and they actually germinated when planted. Isn’t that amazing? Thousand-year-old seeds are still alive?

There are many ways to store seeds, and some are better than others. If you want seeds to last in storage the longest time possible, you definitely have to go to some effort to keep them dry. Keeping them out of the light is a good idea as well. Let’s start with how seeds work.

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How to Get Rid of Squash Bugs

How to Get Rid of Squash Bugs

I really really really really hate squash bugs! They are the bane of my existence. We scarcely ever even get a single squash from a single plant in our vegetable garden. How to get rid of squash bugs is always on my mind. If there was a way to remove those suckers from the face of the earth, I sure would do it. They are disgusting! Here’s what I’ve learned.

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